Opioid Dependency, HCV and HCV/HIV Coinfection

Brianna Norton, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
HCV Medical Director of the Comprehensive Health Care Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY



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About the Presenter: Top of page

Brianna Norton is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Hepatitis C Medical Director of the Comprehensive Health Care Clinic of Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Norton is currently conducting an NIH funded study to investigate group HCV treatment in primary care for people who inject drugs. She is also the Medical Director of the New York Harm Reduction Educators, a syringe exchange operating in East Harlem and throughout the Bronx.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand HCV treatment outcomes in persons who inject drugs.
  • Appreciate the unique barriers and facilitators to HCV care for PWID.
  • Know about the changing demographics of PWID with HCV.
  • Be aware of harm reduction strategies for primary and secondary prevention of HCV.

CME Information: Top of page


This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on December 13, 2016 and will terminate December 12, 2019.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page


    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page


    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Norton (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Norton will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit her slides in advance for adequate peer review.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    This program will soon be available for CME on the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative Website of the New York State Department of Health, and we will add the link here, as soon as this is available. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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